Homeless Families and Social Cleansing: How Local Councils Are Forcing Vulnerable Households Out of London

Hundreds of homeless households across London are being forced to accept private rented tenancies outside the capital, Freedom of Information requests have revealed.

Last year, 341 vulnerable families were given no choice by local councils but to move to other regions, most often the West Midlands, away from their schools, jobs, and local communities.

Thousands more were made to move out of their borough.

If families refused out of borough, or out of London, offers, they faced being deemed ‘intentionally homeless’, evicted from their temporary accommodation and left with little further assistance, research by Housing Action Southwark and Lambeth found.

by Housing Action Southwark & Lambeth

read more here: http://novaramedia.com/2017/04/12/homeless-families-and-social-cleansing-how-local-councils-are-forcing-vulnerable-households-out-of-london/

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